From whoopee cushions and ketchup packets to sushi roll onesies: The best baby costumes for Halloween
16:30 GMT, 19 October 2012
Ketchup packets, Tootsie rolls and sushi are among some of the funniest and most imaginative baby costumes to go on sale this Halloween.
While not to everyone's taste, the wacky outfits will no doubt be a hit with parents who want their newborns to stand out.
This year Target has produced a
whoopee cushion suit for toddlers, printed with a sketch of a
woman exclaiming 'Oops!'.
Give them a squeeze: Heinz Ketchup packet costume, $16.09, Target (left) and a Whoopee cushion disguise, $22.99, (right) Target
One review on the website reads: 'This was such a cute costume. Everybody loved it! Since it was cooler at night it helped keep him warmer.'
Wishing Elephant suggests its California Sushi Roll ensemble is the
perfect choice for toddlers this season.
The onesie, featuring flecks
of orange and green, comes complete with imitation crab, carrots,
avocado and rice.
Chopsticks at the ready: California Sushi Roll Costume, $52.00, etsy.com
Carolyn Caffelle, who is based in Somersworth, New Hampshire, says:
'Turn your toddler into a sushi roll for Halloween!
'Would you prefer a tuna roll Salmon Whatever the roll, I can accommodate.'
For parents looking for a more traditional look for their infant, there are plenty of seasonal wares to pick from. Little Bird Lucy, an independent store holder featured on etsy.com, sells a knitted pumpkin hat for newborns touted as an
'instant photo prop'.
Good enough to eat! Tootsie Roll baby costume, $24.99, buycostumes.com (left) and a hotdog outfit, $13.59, Amazon (right)
Cute little critters: An Angry Birds outfit, $34.99, buycostumes.com (left) and a Charades costume $29.99, diapers.com (right)
And One Step Ahead offers
an eight-legged spider costume, complete with giant,
jiggling legs and a velour top hat.
Foodie parents are in luck, as food-inspired wares are rife. Buycostumes.com sells giant Tootsie Roll and peanut suits for youngsters, while shop.com has an eye-catching hot dog disguise.
And on the fast-food theme, Target suggests parents squeeze their infant into a giant Heinz ketchup packet and Amazon serves up a baby taco outfit, complete with lettuce and meat shaped detailing.
Snug as a bug: Spider Halloween costume from One Step Ahead now $19.95
Protective shell: A nut costume, $16.99, buycostumes.com (left) and a taco outfit, Amazon, $27.44, (right)
Smile for the camera: Knitted pumpkin Hat and pumpkin photo prop, $21.99, etsy.com
As the Washington Post points out:
'Dressing children up under the age of two is more for the parents and
the show for friends and family than for the entertainment of the baby.'
It adds that comfort and safety are important to consider when selecting a child's costume.
dressing up is fun, it can also be dangerous. Make sure that any
costume you choose is appropriate for the age of your child.'
Not much of a night owl: Baby Owl Crochet Hat and Diaper Cover, $56.00, etsy.com
Cunningly disguised: Bacon Bunting Infant Costume, $22.04, sears.com (left) and Baby Billion Dollar Costume, $34.99, halloweencostumes.com, (right)
Sea creatures: The Original Lobster Costume,
$24.99. Amazon (left) and the Infant Pea in the Pod Bunting Costume,
$29.99, Target (right)
Surprise! Baby Jack In The Box Halloween Costume , $32.04, Amazon (left) and a Crayola Tickle Me Pink Crayon, $25.72, sears.com (right)
Keep an eye on those wild animals: Lil' Monkey Halloween Costume,
$49.99, Toysrus.com (left) and Toddler Precious Pink Wabbit Costume,
$29.99, Target (right)
Nice as pie: Baby Cupcake Costume, $59.00, and Baby Dino Costume, $49.00, both from potterybarnkids.com
Quiet as a mouse: Mickey Mouse diaper cover with tail,yellow bow tie, gloves, shoes and hat, $48.00, etsy.com